This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #4"
Shakedown Street, The Same Thing, Dire Wolf, Beat It On Down The Line, High Time, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Cumberland Blues, Promised Land Picasso Moon, Fire On The Mountain, Wave To The Wind-> Cassidy-> Uncle John's Band-> Cassidy-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Gloria
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March 25, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
December 8, 2013 Subject:
A great show for 93'
Look at the first set on paper, it looks pretty impressive. Like Brent era stuff. The execution is equally sweet. Even High Time seems like it could derail as Garcia misses his vocal cue in the beginning, but he brings in a second soulful intro segment and it ends up being one of the highlights of the 1st set. Sure no huge jammers aside from an epic Shakedown, but after the fifteen minute opener, i'm sure the crowd was stoked at their other choices.
Second set Cassidy>UJB>Cassidy is a first and only performance. An essential listen for any fan of the band, regardless of their opinion on the later years.
Any show that ends in Gloria was more likely than not noteworthy.
Sucks that they released these half shows and you can't really get the whole thing off archive anymore. If anyone wants either of these shows get at me. email@example.com
September 15, 2009 Subject:
Wave to the Wind
After giving "Wave" a fair listen, I would say it is definatly not the worst song they did. It almost has an Eyes of the World feel. I think the worst song they ever did was Johnny B. Goode. I always hate hearing that as an encore when they have so many originals that would be amazing ends to their shows. This Cal Expo run was sweet but still, it's 1993. The 90's are like panning for gold. You have to sift through all the muck to find the little bits of precious material. This is one of those moments!
Reviewer:spirit of eden
June 17, 2009 Subject:
Wave to the wind
steveCA , try listening to Dan Litzenberger s March 11 1993 , with his excellent Sennheiser ME 80 mics . That whole show - one of the few from 93 - is a ball all the way around
Check out Wave , it s my favourite version . perhaps it could enlighten your listening taste buds a bit , and elevate your liking of Wave ..
Peace = )
p.s A Sdb of May 27 , 1993 is just what the Dr ordered . This show and recording are one of the finest of 90 s Dead . -
November 19, 2008 Subject:
Wow are there any more like this in 93. Very strong 1st set. excellent versions of all the songs except Cumberland and Promised Land which are just very good. Especially enjoyed the Shakedown Dire Wolf and Masterpiece. Second set Continues with the high energy with what is probably the best Picasso moon I've heard. Nice move from the end jam into Fire too. Wave to the wind while nicely played is not one of Phil's better vocal outings for sure. Cassidy>UJB>Cassidy... what can I say but this is very unique and well done. As Liam mentions below the first transition into UJB is nothing to write home about but the UJB and subsequent outre to Cassidy is very sweet indeed. Very nice drums and Phantom of the Opera-Other One themed space. The Other One lead in is also quite nice and Phils short bass bomb beginning suits it perfectly. Wharf Rat and Sugar Mag are both above average renditions and the Gloria Closer kicks some serious butt. I'm gonna give this 5 stars because while not really being 5 stars it is IMHO a tad above 4 stars and defiantly deserves a listen by anyone so hopefully this will bring it up a bit from 4.
May 27, 2008 Subject:
This is one of the best shows of 93...the first set is more than solid, Shakedown, Dire Wolf, Cumberland, the Jerry numbers are strong...overall summer 93 has a compressed sound and Garcia's voice can sound strained at times ala' 91, but this show has some great energy and playing sprinkled throughout...probably the best Picasso Moon kicks off the second set and merges into an outstanding Fire on the Mountain that features some keen interplay between the guitarists...Cassidy>UJB>Cassidy is well done...rest of the show is solid and Gloria encore a nice diversion from the norm...highly recommended show for 1993 fans...
November 22, 2005 Subject:
This show is decent enough for the time period. I have enjoyed listening to it.
I did want to comment on the Cassidy-UJB-Cassidy that appeared on a "Best Segue" thread. While it is a unique combo, I was not impressed by the first segue at all- but going back from UJB into Cassidy was much smoother.
September 3, 2005 Subject:
I hate wave to the wind too, but this show rocks. song placement is mixed up for a change, sound quality is excellent. I think it deserves a 4. and a 5 for the sound.
August 23, 2005 Subject:
Up and Down
This is one of those shows that is really a "and a half" ..namely a 3.5, but the archive only allows for whole numbers and I just can't bring myself to give this show a 4.
An interesting night for the boys in Sacto. First set is consistently good, with the Shakedown opener well jammed and creative, the same thing, all slinky slide and tickled ivories. Bonus appearances by the short and sweet duo of Dire Wolf and BIODTL, but the real gem is what might be the best Masterpiece I have ever heard. Jerry just takes the jam about 3 minutes in to another world. I was literally thinking to myself, jesus, it's masterpiece, who knew it could be this hot. The Cumberland and Promised are good not great.
Second set is more hit and miss. Picasso>Fire>Wave is one part decent (front) one part pretty freaking good (middle) and one part just poop (last). Wave might beat out corinna and sunrise as THE worst song I have ever heard the dead do (doo). In fact, a set list of these three songs and Samba would probably make me jump out a window. Anyway, slight redemption in the Cass>UJB>Cass but it's better on paper than in your speakers. The back end O1>Rat is rote and not that interesting. The Gloria closer is hot hot hot (maybe not as hot as 6/15/93 but still pretty good).
In short, Set 1 is a 4 (possibly 4.5 on a good day), set 2 is a 3 (possibly a 2.5 on a bad day) and with the encore splashed in there, a 3.5.
1993 has its moments, and this show is proof of that; however, the level of play is not consistently strong enough for the entire show to warrant a higher rating.
May 8, 2005 Subject:
This is the one
Thanks you guys for getting this source posted. It is noticeably better than the previous and most circulated. Phil's bass is thumping and resonant here that anyone confused as to why the reviews of this show are are so complimentary will get it after cranking the volume.